Coronavirus – Our response

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Richard James CEO As of 20 March YMCA St Paul’s Group’s Health and Wellbeing centres and cafes (including Hampton Pool) will be closed. Along with pubs, clubs and gyms across the country this unprecedented step was taken under government instruction.   Whilst some of our services are closed teams in other aspects of what we do are working harder as ever. Teams in our hostels and housing projects are providing an essential...

Children, Youth and Family Services – COVID-19 information updates

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Jumpers! Nursery Children waving Across our Children, Youth and Family department we are following advice from local commissioners and falling in line with information provided to schools, in particular the guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision,  published 19 March 2020 Our nursery and pre-school will close to the general public from Friday 20th March...

COVID-19: Our Health & Wellbeing Centres during this time

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pic chat 900x600 - COVID-19: Our Health & Wellbeing Centres during this time Our message to our Health & Wellbeing members: In line with Government advice, on 20th March 2020 we closed our Health and Wellbeing centres, including Hampton Pool, and froze all memberships. As a charity that celebrates the work it does with a wide cross section of the community, this was not an easy decision to...

COVID-19: Our Health & Wellbeing Centres during this time

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pic chat 900x600 - COVID-19: Our Health & Wellbeing Centres during this time Our message to our Health & Wellbeing members: In line with Government advice, on 20th March 2020 we closed our Health and Wellbeing centres, including Hampton Pool, and froze all memberships. As a charity that celebrates the work it does with a wide cross section of the community, this was not an easy decision to...

YMCA SPG Staff to run the 2020 London Marathon

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YMCA SPG Membership Administrator Claire Cammack is running her very first marathon this April. She is looking forward to getting back in to running after some time out from her fitness routine “At school I loved running but getting older, becoming a mum and other life events meant that running took a back seat. That…

Young volunteers from France at YMCA Hayes

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YMCA France volunteers YMCA Hayes has welcomed two volunteers from France in a new collaboration with YMCA France. Ben Monnie, 22, and Lucie Lucas, 21, joined the Youth Team in September this year and are developing plans for a new Basketball Club and a Gymnastics/Dance Club for 11-16 year olds in the Hayes area, to commence in January...

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”…

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YMCA London woman winter Or that’s what we are lead to believe... Christmas - For some it may be, for some it isn’t and for some it’s somewhere in between. However, for all its hard to avoid. Step outside your door and you are met with images of merriment, happiness and fun. Stay inside and many adverts will be...

YMCA St Paul’s Group Staff Win Awards

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Staff awards YMCA SPG YMCA St Paul’s Group (YMCA SPG) has recognised the dedication of its staff in the communities it serves around London, with staff awards at its Annual Showcase. Held at Central Hall Westminster on Monday 25 November, it was a glittering event to celebrate the work of YMCA. Winners in the Awards categories included Jumpers! Nursery...

Safiyyah Patel has won the ‘We Believe’ Youth Matters Award!

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We Believe Youth Matters Winner Safiyyah Patel from YMCA St Paul’s Group has been awarded the coveted We Believe Award at YMCA England and Wales’s national Youth Matters Awards ceremony on 8 November 2019 for her fantastic work with young people at YMCA Walthamstow.  Safiyyah Patel 19 from Walthamstow was presented with the award at the Youth Matters 2019 awards...